Birthdays in Film & TV on March 26

  • 1873 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), born in London, England (d. 1934)
  • 1894 Will Wright, American actor (Adam's Rib, Living Christ Story), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1962)
  • 1909 Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 1911 T. Hee, American animator (Dance of the Hours - Fantasia), born in Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1916 Sterling Hayden, American actor (Dr Strangelove, Asphalt Jungle, Cobra), born in Upper Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1917 Ed Peck, American character actor (Zoot Suit; Bullitt; Happy Days - "Officer Kirk"}, born in New York City (d. 1992)

Strother MartinStrother Martin (1919-1980)

American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana

  • 1923 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), born in London, England (d. 1997)

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

American actor (Star Trek - "Spock"'; Mission Impossible, 1969-71), and director (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; Three Men and a Baby), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1934 Alan Arkin, American actor (Catch-22, In-Laws, Simon, Wait Until Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Phillip R. Allen, American stage and screen actor (Hardy Boys Mysteries - "Harry"; Star Trek III - "Captain Esteban"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1940 James Caan, American actor (Brian's Song; The Godfather; Rollerball; Misery; Elf), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2022)

Diana RossDiana Ross (78 years old)

1944 American singer (The Supremes - "Stop! In The Name Of Love"; "You Can't Hurry Love"; "I Hear A Symphony"), and actress (Lady Sings Blues; Mahogany), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1946 Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2021)
  • 1949 Patrick Süskind, German novelist and screenwriter ("Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"), born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • 1949 Vicki Lawrence, American television actress (The Carol Burnett Show; Mama's Family), and singer ("The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia"), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1950 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future films; Forrest Gump, Cosmos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Ernest Thomas, American actor (What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana

Martin ShortMartin Short (72 years old)

1950 Canadian comedian (SNL; SCTV; 3 Amigos), born in Hamilton, Ontario

  • 1950 Tony Papenfuss, American actor (Daryl-Newhart), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1954 Curtis Sliwa, American activist, founder of the Guardian Angels, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1957 Leeza Gibbons, American TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza), born in Hartsville, South Carolina
  • 1959 Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent (Dateline NBC: To Catch A Predator, 2004-07), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Jennifer Grey, American actress (Dirty Dancing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Billy Warlock, American actor (Baywatch), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1962 Richard Coles, Britiish synth-pop musician (Communards - "Don't Leave Me This Way"), now a Church of England priest, and BBC broadcaster, born in Northampton
  • 1963 Amparo Larrañaga, Spanish actress
  • 1963 Paul de Leeuw, Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion)
  • 1966 Michael Imperioli, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1970 Evan Richards, American actor (Frankie-Mama Malone), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in London, England
  • 1972 Leslie Mann, American actress (Knocked Up; The Change-Up), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1973 Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973 T.R. Knight, American actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1976 Amy Smart, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Natalia Livingston, American actress (General Hospital; Days of Our Lives), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Nurgül Yeşilçay, Turkish actress, born in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
  • 1977 Sylvain Grenier, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1979 Heidi Zeigler, American child actress (Just the 10 of Us - "Sherry"), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1983 Michael Mondo [Mike Brendli], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Gordon Heights, New York
  • 1984 Sara Jean Underwood, American model (Playmate of the Year 2007), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1985 Jonathan Groff, American actor (Hamilton, Frozen), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Keira KnightleyKeira Knightley (37 years old)

1985 English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England

  • 1987 Joshua Herdman, English actor, born in Hampton, United Kingdom
  • 1987 Yui [Yoshioka], Japanese pop-rock singer-songwriter, and musician ("Good-bye Days"; Flower Power) and actress (A Song to the Sun), born in Koga, Japan
  • 1988 Lucas Bravo, French actor and model (Emily in Paris), born in Nice, France
  • 1990 Choi Woo-shik, South Korean-Canadian actor (Train to Busan, Parasite), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1990 Xiumin [Kim Min-seok], South Korean singer and actor (Exo), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1991 Ramy Youssef, American comedian, writer and director (Ramy), born in New York City
  • 1996 Kathryn Bernardo, Filipina actress (Hello, Love, Goodby), born in Cabanatuan, Philippines
  • 1998 Omar Ayuso, Spanish actor (Elite), born in Madrid, Spain